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Eels ban Williams for drink-driving

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 14/02/2018 Laine Clark

NRL sportsman Tony Williams leaves Parramatta Court in Sydney © AAP Image/David Moir NRL sportsman Tony Williams leaves Parramatta Court in Sydney Parramatta recruit Tony Williams has been suspended by the Eels for the opening two rounds of the 2018 NRL season for a drink-driving offence.

Williams was on Wednesday fined $1000 and had his driver's licence suspended for 12 months by a Sydney magistrate for being "shockingly intoxicated" while driving with three children in the car.

The 29-year-old former NSW and Australian representative was sentenced on Wednesday at Parramatta Local Court for mid-range drink-driving in December.

"Following discussions with the NRL integrity unit and taking into consideration that Tony has undertaken a safe driving course, the club has decided to suspend Tony for rounds one and two of the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership," Eels CEO Bernie Gurr said in a statement.

"The club views drink-driving as an extremely serious offence and we have reiterated to Tony that this behaviour is unacceptable."

Manly premiership winner Williams signed with the Eels in the off-season after an injury-hampered 2017 at Cronulla.

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